Patricia J Bartzak, DNP, RN, CMSRN, TCRN, CNRN
Medical-Surgical Nursing, Trauma, Infectious Disease, Clinical Nursing Care, Critical Care Nursing, Wound Care, Patient Safety, Patient Falls
Skilled hospital nurse clinician with 20 years of direct nursing care of patients with infectious diseases and trauma patients, including injuries and diseases related to neurologic, cardiac, renal, renal transplant, spinal, orthopedic and acute and chronic pain and oncologic diagnoses.
Reviewed more than 70 cases in 7 years, written several reports, and been deposed about 8 times in person and video, both plaintiff and defense.
Currently working in a hospital designated as a level 1 trauma center.
Direct care experience with complex airways, cervical instability, multi-drain management, epidural abscesses, orthopedic hardware infections, invasive monitoring, complex wounds, pain management and surgical interventions from multiple services: orthopedics, neurology, general surgery, thoracics, infectious disease and gastrointestinal medicine.
Co-chaired the American Nurse's Association (ANA) Scope & Standards of Practice, the nursing standards that guides nursing practice fo...